<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:12:47 -0700 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:12:47 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Elephants, Giraffes, Bears Eat Fruit Roadkill]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:27:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/elephant8.jpg
An overturned dump truck of bananas and jackfruit didn't go to waste. Animals at the Oakland Zoo ate 15,000 pounds of donated fruit, and humans at the Alameda County Food Bank received about 35,000 pounds.

Photo Credit: Erin Harrison/Oakland Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Couple Answers Door, Finds Gator on Porch]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:16:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/073114+coral+springs+gator.jpg
A Coral Springs couple who heard a knocking on their door got the surprise of a lifetime when they found a 9-foot gator on their front porch.

Photo Credit: NBC6.com]]>
<![CDATA[SF Restaurant Confused With No Noisy Kids Policy]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:49:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/fisherman.jpg
A San Francisco restaurant is facing a barrage of angry calls and emails from kid-loving customers who seem to have confused it with a Monterey restaurant with a similar name that's in the middle of a...

Photo Credit: KSBW]]>
<![CDATA[Thousands of Blue Sea Creatures Wash Up on Local California Beaches]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:47:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/velella.jpg
Social media is teeming with pictures of small bright blue sea creatures washing up all over California beaches, with sightings reported in Humboldt County, Monterey and Ocean Beach.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Cruz Man Fined $3,000 Over Leaky Toilet]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:45:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/120427372.jpg
Santa Cruz is taking the drought very seriously. The city’s Water Department slapped a $3,000 fine on a man who had a running toilet for eight days, NBC affiliate KSBW reported Wednesday.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Noted GOP Crusader to Attend Burning Man]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:57:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/BM+People+2013-043.JPG
Artists, radicals, free-thinkers -- and one anti-tax conservative. It's going to be quite the Burning Man.

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[No Booster Chairs, No Kids in Dining Room: Restaurant]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:45:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/restaurant-sign-JPG.jpg
No Strollers. No High Chairs. No Booster Chairs. That’s one of the three not-so-inviting signs hanging prominently at the Old Fisherman’s Grotto in Monterey, California announcing that “Children crying or making...

Photo Credit: KSBW]]>
<![CDATA[Wanted Man Taunts Police Online, Gets Arrested the Next Day]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:20:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/roger+ray+ireland.jpg
An Edgewater, Maryland, man was arrested for violating his probation one day after he taunted Anne Arundel County officers on Facebook. Anne Arundel County Police posted a picture of Roger Ray Ireland on their...]]>
<![CDATA[@HiddenCash Heads to Germany]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:31:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/05-28-2014-hiddencash.jpg
This week, "Hidden Cash" is going on a European vacation, dropping bills in Berlin.

Photo Credit: Bob Redell]]>
<![CDATA[Alligator Bites Man Fishing Golf Balls From Florida Lake]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:03:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/alligator+caught+in+weston.jpg
A Pompano Beach man fishing golf balls out of a lake around the Bonaventure Country Club in Weston ended up with a lot more than he bargained for when an alligator bit him.

Photo Credit: Gilma Avalos/NBC 6 South Florida]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's Worker Sold Crack During Shift: Police ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:24:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/McDonalds+Alleged+Crack+Dealing+Trammal.jpg
An undercover sting at a McDonald's on suburban Philadelphia's swanky Main Line has led to the arrest of a fast food employee who police say was selling crack at the restaurant. Officers from Radnor...

Photo Credit: Radnor Township Police]]>
<![CDATA[Firefighter Arrested in Conn.]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:38:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hartford+fire+lamont+freeman.jpg
Connecticut firefighter Lamont Freeman, 44, showed up drunk at a multi-family apartment in Hartford while he was off duty around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Freeman does not live in the apartment and was not...

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com/Hartford Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Huge Geico Insurance Banner Falls on Fremont Home]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:46:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/072314-banner-house.jpg
A Bay Area couple says they had their house covered by insurance -- literally. A huge insurance sign being towed by a plane came loose and fell directly on their house Friday in Fremont.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[ATM Stolen From NYC Store, Dumped Off Bridge: Police]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:47:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/stolen+atm+recovered+staten+island.JPG
A thief broke into a Staten Island convenience store overnight and hauled out an ATM, taking out $1,300 before dumping it off a bridge and into the Richmond Creek, police say.

Photo Credit: The Staten Island Advance]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Flees Topless After Being Caught Shoplifting]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:31:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Macys+Sign+112613.jpg
A suspected shoplifter fled topless after being busted at Southern California mall. But police were easily able to identify her – she left her driver's license behind. The 44-year-old woman, whose name was...

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Strange Humming Sound Near Monterey Bay Probably Toadfish]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:13:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-21-2014-toadfish.jpg
A strange and disturbing sound is making for some sleepless nights for people who live near the Monterey Bay. But experts say the puzzling hum is probably just a fish. A toadfish, to be exact.

Photo Credit: StAnselm/Wikimedia Commons]]>
<![CDATA[Attention, Passengers: Please Stand at Your Seats]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:52:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/arilineseat.jpg
Frequent fliers may have new seating arrangements to look forward to — that is, if elevated, cramped bicycle-style seats are what they had in mind. Airplane maker Airbus has invented a new seating...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Restaurant Burglar Arrested]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:21:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/el-pollo-loco-burglary-costa-mesa-burglar.jpg
Daniel Lee Warn, 28, of was arrested by police Wednesday in a Costa Mesa El Pollo Loco restaurant after allegedly breaking into the location earlier in the day wearing the same outfit, officials]]>
<![CDATA[Apologetic Dog Returns Stolen Toy to Crying Tot]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:47:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Dog-apologizes-for-taking-t.jpg
This may just be the best online video of a crying baby and an apologetic dog to ever hit the Internet.

Photo Credit: NBC Today Show]]>
<![CDATA[Go Gong-Wild in Berkeley's "Hack the Bells" Competition ]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:29:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/uc_berkeley.jpg
The sounds of Sather Tower are the focal point of "Hack the Bells," an audio remixing competition.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Family Hatches Four-Legged Duckling]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:34:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/209*120/Four+Legged+Duckling+p1.jpg
Hatching animals is nothing new to one Sulphur Louisiana family, but they were surprised when one of their young ducklings was a little different. The duckling has not two but four legs.]]>
<![CDATA[Skull Intercepted at Airport]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:47:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/primate-skull.jpg
One of the tasks of U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Washington Dulles International Airport is to intercept agriculture products that pose potential threats to America's industries, but a few unusual items...

Photo Credit: Courtsey of U.S. Customs and Border Protection ]]>
<![CDATA[Puppies to Ping-Pong: How to Kill Time at Airports]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:17:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/airport_generic.jpg
Forget napping in uncomfortable airport furniture, feigning interest in duty-free goods and drinking one too many overpriced beer. At last, airports are learning how to entertain their guests during layovers and...

Photo Credit: clipart.com]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Owners Who Neglect Pup Poop on Own Lawns May Be Fined by NY Town ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:02:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/No-Poop-Dogs-Generic.jpg
One Long Island village is proposing fines for dog owners who don’t clean up after their pets – even on their own property – according to published reports. Lawmakers in North Hills proposed the...]]>
<![CDATA[Dozens of Giant African Snails Seized at LAX]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:36:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/giant-african-snails-lax.jpg
Los Angeles International Airport customs inspectors intercepted a pair of baskets containing dozens of live giant African snails, described by federal officials as one of the largest and most destructive...

Photo Credit: USDA APHIS PPQ Los Angeles ]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Caught Having Sex on Chipotle Roof: Police]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:32:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/Suh+Germack.JPG
Police say two people were engaging in sexual intercourse above a Delaware Chipotle restaurant.

Photo Credit: Newark Police]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Woman Strips, Does Yoga in Street: Cops]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:53:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/071114+michele+rene+cernak.jpg
A woman who was stripping and doing yoga in the middle of a Florida street was arrested Wednesday, police said. Police had received two calls about the woman, who onlookers said seemed to be under the influence....

Photo Credit: Marion County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Drought Means More Business for Grass-Painting Company]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:14:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-09-2014-grass-painting.jpg
Los Gatos-based Green Canary has been painting lawns that have turned brown due to a lack of water. The company uses green, water-based paint to transform grass that has turned drought dull.

Photo Credit: Marianne Favro]]>
<![CDATA[Man Fired Over Legal Pot Purchase Gets Job Back]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:23:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-10-2014-mike-boyer.jpg
The man first in line to buy recreational pot in Washington state lost his job over his purchase and then got it back after what his company calls a misunderstanding. Mike Boyer, 30, took off work for...

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[SF Wants to Legalize Pinball, Arcade Games]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:29:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/188*120/pinball-shutterstock_1096500.jpg
Pinball machines may soon be allowed in San Francisco near schools and without a city permit.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Liquor Store Customers Dodge Deer]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:42:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/deer+liquor+store.jpg
Employees and customers at Quick 6 Liquors in Weymouth, Massachusetts were in for a surprise Tuesday when an unexpected guest came barging in.

Photo Credit: Quick 6 Liquors]]>
<![CDATA["Proud Whopper" Wrapper on eBay -- For Over $1,000]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:31:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-09-2014-proud-whopper.jpg
What's the old saying? "Pain is temporary, but a Pride Whopper wrapper is $1,000-plus?"

Something like that, at least when a limited-edition fast-food wrapper is for sale on eBay.

Photo Credit: bigrockandrollstar via eBay]]>
<![CDATA[Caught on Camera: Bear Finds Food at Family Home]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:36:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/bear+in+devore+2.PNG
A hungry bear wandered into the backyard of a Southern California home and was caught on camera removing the lid to a trash can to get access to the contents inside The bear wandered into the backyard of a home...

Photo Credit: LLN]]>
<![CDATA[Potato Salad Kickstarter Nets $50K]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:00:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/493921249.jpg
The world's most expensive potato salad is taking over Kickstarter, but some of the people paying for it won't even get a taste. A Columbus, Ohio, man has raised nearly $60,000 on the popular fund-raising...

Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto]]>
<![CDATA[Ohio Man Raises $40,000 (and Counting) in Viral Kickstarter Campaign]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:33:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/potatosalad3.JPG
Zack Danger Brown wanted to make potato salad -- now the entire Internet is obsessed with it

Photo Credit: www.kickstarter.com]]>